Teagasc Dairy Roadmap published at Virtual Dairy Conference

The Teagasc 2027 Sectoral Roadmap: Dairy was launched today by Liam Herlihy, Chairman of the Teagasc Authority, at the second day of the 2020 Teagasc Virtual Dairy Conference. He said; “looking to the future, it is inevitable that changes and challenges will occur, and we as dairy farmers must embrace those changes. Ireland has to […]

Macra na Feirme want to hear from all those living or working in rural Ireland

Macra na Feirme are seeking the views of those involved in farming and living in rural Ireland in their annual survey which will inform future policy work. Now, for the first time ever, Macra na Feirme are also asking the opinions of young non-farmers living in rural Ireland and how they view themselves, their community, […]

Lower Electricity Prices as Community Power absorbs rate increase

Ireland’s first community owned electricity supplier, Community Power, will be offering cheaper electricity to its customers as it absorbs the recent increase in rates charged for use of the electricity distribution network. Most other electricity suppliers have increased their prices to pass on the rate increase to their customers. However, Community Power are keeping their […]

Deadline for applications for Macra na Feirme FBD Young Farmer of the Year Competition is this Friday Sept 4th

The deadline for applications for the 22nd Macra na Feirme FBD Young Farmer of the Year Competition is this Friday September 4th. Organised by Macra na Feirme and supported by the IFA, there are additional awards on offer alongside the main prize this year. Young farmers involved in sectors such as Dairy, Drystock (beef and sheep), […]

Storms Ellen and Francis have turned a difficult harvest into recovery effort by tillage farmers across the country

A survey carried out by Teagasc advisors on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th of August estimates that 50% of this year’s tillage crops remains to be harvested. The recent storms, Ellen and Francis, brought strong winds and rain resulting in damage to crops nationwide. Many crops have fallen over with the worst affected loosing grain […]

2020 Macra na Feirme FBD Young Farmer of the Year deadline extended to September 4th

The search for the 22nd Macra na Feirme FBD Young Farmer of the Year has been extended until Friday September 4th. Organised by Macra na Feirme and supported by the IFA, there are additional awards on offer alongside the main prize this year. Young farmers involved in sectors such as Dairy, Drystock (beef and sheep), […]

Major report on the strategic plan for the Irish Crops sector launched

The Teagasc Tillage Stakeholder Consultative Group and Minister Heydon has launched a key report, for the Irish Tillage sector entitled Crops 2030 – A strategic plan to deliver environmental and economic sustainability for the Irish Crops Sector. The report assesses the current state of the sector and provides 54 tangible recommendations. These collectively highlight how […]

Correspondence shows CCPC dancing to the Beef Barons’ Tune

IFA President Tim Cullinan said that some of the correspondence released under FOI to ‘The Currency’ yesterday shows that the CCPC were dancing to the meat industry’s tune by trying to stymie any attempt to get a better return for the farmer. “They failed to act on hundreds of complaints from farmers, but sprang into action […]

Macra na Feirme seeks urgent meeting with Minister Harris over extending Covid education fund to Agriculture students

Macra na Feirme is seeking an urgent meeting with Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris to discuss extending the recently announced Covid education fund to students of agricultural colleges. The fund enables students to purchase laptops, tablets and internet connectivity for remote learning. Teagasc colleges have almost 6,000 students and these students have […]

There’s a culture on our farms and it’s killing us

Ahead of Farm Safety Week 2020, representatives from some of Ireland’s key safety, farming and community organisations have come together to deliver a strong message aimed at reducing the number of fatalities and serious injuries on Irish farms. The #SpeakUp for #FarmSafety video is calling on the public to help reduce farm accidents and fatalities […]

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